A BRAMPTON woman has become a law firm's latest trainee solicitor.

The pair of talented legal brains have joined the commercial law firm Baines Wilson to advance their careers.

Ailsa Layton, 26, originally from Brampton, becomes Baines Wilson’s latest trainee solicitor.

Ailsa attended William Howard School in Brampton before attaining a first in law from the University of Greenwich and a distinction in her legal practice course at the University of Law (Bloomsbury).

The latter achievement was all the more remarkable given she was studying while working full time as a paralegal for a specialist charity law firm.

She said: "I did it that way primarily due to funding.

"I had to work and earn money to be able to live in London.”

As a trainee at Baines Wilson, she will complete six-month stints in commercial property, employment law, corporate and commercial law, and dispute resolution before qualifying as a solicitor.

She said: "It wasn’t always the plan to return to Cumbria but Baines Wilson is a leading commercial firm that works in the areas of law that I’m interested in.

"They’re focused on giving clients commercially-realistic advice as well as legal advice."

Outside work, Ailsa is looking forward to moving into her new home in Carlisle and resuming her passion for walking in the Lake District.